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Sen Tammy Baldwin championed marriage equality w/ the Respect for Marriage Act, yet she used her tim

I want you all to know that WI has a great Senator in Tammy Baldwin. We hear so much about our other crappy Sen Ron Johnson but Balwin is good for WI and for the USA!!

Senator Tina Smith
Senator Baldwin championed marriage equality with the Respect for Marriage Act, yet she used her time on the Senate floor to uplift the activists who fought so hard to get this done.

I’m very grateful for my friend @SenatorBaldwin







‘Her leadership was critical’: Tammy Baldwin guides same-sex marriage bill through extremely divided Senate

By Alex Rogers, CNN
Published 7:37 PM EST, Tue November 29, 2022

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat from Wisconsin, during a news conference at the US Capitol on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.
Al Drago/Bloomberg/Getty Images
CNN — 

Hours before the Senate voted to protect same-sex marriage rights, Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin tapped twice on the wooden table before her for good luck.

“I’m not a superstitious person,” the Democrat told CNN. “But I still have to do that.”

Baldwin needed not worry; She had not left the rights of LGBTQ people like herself up to fate. The Senate passed the bill 61-36 on Tuesday, five months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and left the left fearful about what six conservative justices could do.

In an interview at her hideaway office in the basement of the Capitol, Baldwin – the first out LGBTQ member of the Senate – noted two key moments in the passage of the bill, which would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and establish into federal law that same-sex marriages in one state must be recognized by another.

The first was on June 24, when the court decided in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to undo the constitutional right to an abortion. In a concurring opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas argued that the court should also reconsider past rulings built from the same legal ground, including those protecting same-sex marriage and access to contraception. ................................................................

The NRA's Blood Money: $1,269,486 Sen. Ron Johnson Repug, Wisconsin.........

The NRA’s Blood Money:

$104,456 Rand Paul
$176,274 Ted Cruz
$226,007 Chuck Grassley
$1,267,139 Mitch McConnell
$1,269,486 Ron Johnson
$1,306,130 Marsha Blackburn
$1,391,548 Josh Hawley
$3,303,355 Marco Rubio
$13,647,676 Mitt Romney

Mass shootings are a Republican policy choice.


Rental Cars Used By Secret Service Destroyed In Fire At Airport

Goodness, glad no one was using this car when it caught fire.

I had missed this story but just saw a tweet by fox news jesse watters on twitter who is has questions!! No, I did not click on the tweet to see what lies he was saying.

Rental Cars Used By Secret Service Destroyed In Fire At Airport


Jason Graziadei • Nov 29, 2022

A large car fire involving multiple rental vehicles recently used by Secret Service agents erupted early Monday morning at Nantucket Memorial Airport. There were no injuries, but five cars sustained significant damage and the blaze occurred just 40 feet from the airport’s jet fuel tanks.

The vehicles were among numerous cars that had been rented by Hertz to the Secret Service during President Biden's stay on the island for the Thanksgiving holiday, two sources told the Current. They had been returned to Hertz less than 24 hours before the fire broke out.

An investigation into the incident has determined that the blaze was not suspicious, according to Nantucket Fire Chief Michael Cranson. The connection to the Secret Service and President Biden, however, put a national spotlight on the story and the island, while fueling conspiracy theories about the fire.

While the official cause is undetermined, officials have focused on a white Ford Expedition as the initial source of the fire. That vehicle was under a safety recall by the manufacturer due to a faulty battery junction box that has caused fires elsewhere. While it had been scheduled for service under the recall, sources said, it had not been repaired........................................................................................

NEW PELOSI DEAR COLLEAGUE -- House will vote tomorrow on ratifying the rail deal AND a separate vote

Pelosi gets things done for the people. McCarthy and his crew will spend their time seeking vengeance.

NEW PELOSI DEAR COLLEAGUE — House will vote tomorrow on ratifying the rail deal AND a separate vote on seven days of paid leave.

The paid leave element lines up w what ⁦@SenSanders
⁩ wants the senate to consider.


just how stupid and gross can Repug Rep. Margorie Taylor Green get????




Kari Lake 2050


DeSantis appointee ousted as Broward School Board chair; Parkland parent replaces him

Source: miami herald

By Raisa Habersham Updated November 22, 2022 5:20 PM

The Broward School Board’s political allegiances changed Tuesday morning when the board elected incumbent Lori Alhadeff as board chair, replacing Torey Alston, a Gov. Ron DeSantis appointee who was elected chair in August.

The vote was 6-2, with incumbents Alhadeff (District 4), Debra Hixon (Countywide At-Large Seat 9), Sarah Leonardi (District 3) and Nora Rupert (District 7) joined by new board members Allen Zeman (Countywide At-Large Seat 8) and Jeff Holness (District 5) in voting for Alhadeff.

Alston (District 2) and new board member Brenda Fam (District 6) dissented. Fam motioned to keep Alston as chair, but that became moot when Alhadeff, who was reelected in the Aug. 23 primary with 61 percent of the vote, was elected chair............................................................

Late last Monday, the board voted 5-4 to oust Cartwright after an audit revealed two vendors overcharged the district and parents at least $1.4 million, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported earlier this month.

The five who voted for her termination were the five board members whom DeSantis had appointed: Alston, Kevin Tynan, Ryan Reiter, Manuel Serrano and Daniel Foganholi.....................


Read more: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article269081642.html#storylink=cpy

Local story but DeSantis is a rising Repug star--with a good chance he will run for President. Good to see the local folks putting up a fight.

NAACP Calls On Twitter Advertisers To Pull Ads As Trump Account Restored

This is a few days old but glad to see this.

Posted on Sun, Nov 20th, 2022 by Jason Miciak

NAACP Calls On Twitter Advertisers To Pull Ads As Trump Account Restored

No, “the people” have not “spoken.” A poll was taken on Twitter over a full day, without any notice as to the timing nor the stakes and without any real opportunity for an educational campaign as to the consequences of either “vote.”

Musk has spoken.

Now others want to be heard, including the NAACP, which on Saturday night called all advertisers to pause their campaigns on Twitter to ensure that they are not “still funding Twitter” after Musk restored account access to Donald Trump, who was effectively banned from all social media on January 8th, 2021, two days after the attack on the Capitol. The NAACP’s statement reads:

In Elon Musk’s Twittersphere, you can incite an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, which led to the deaths of multiple people, and still be allowed to spew hate speech and violent conspiracies on his platform. Any advertisers still funding Twitter should immediately pause all advertising. If Elon Musk continues to run Twitter like this, using garbage polls that do not represent the American people and the needs of our democracy, God help us all.

Johnson added a tweet:

Herschel Walker Delivers Unhinged Transphobic Speech the Day After LGBTQ Nightclub Shooting

Source: yahoo.com

Susan Rinkunas Mon, November 21, 2022 at 1:10 PM·4 min read

On Saturday, a 22-year-old man with a history of domestic violence killed five people and injured 22 others with an AR-15 at an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Some people were at the venue, Club Q, to mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a commemoration of people killed in anti-trans violence. One of the victims, bartender Daniel Aston, was transgender.

Some gun-loving Republicans offered their typical thoughts and prayers after the 34th mass shooting in the U.S. this year; others just carried on with the kind of homophobic rhetoric that fuels hate crimes like this. Herschel Walker, who’s currently campaigning for a December 6 runoff election in Georgia against incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D), went ahead with his wildly bigoted stump speech on Sunday in Carrollton, without acknowledging the shooting at all.

Here’s what Walker told voters yesterday, according to audio obtained by Jezebel:

“Do y’all know what the definition of an enemy is? A enemy is somebody that don’t like you. But they been telling you they don’t know the definition of a woman either. So think about that either. They don’t know the definition of a woman. But I’m going to tell you the definition of a woman. Because it written in my great book. It said ‘a man and a woman.’ And there’s a difference between the two of them. So that’s the reason men shouldn’t be in women’s sport—here’s a difference.

But then, yet, they trying to tell you a man could get pregnant. Get that out of your head. No, he can’t. No, he can’t. All they’re trying to do is take you down in that elevator, take you down in that elevator and lie to you. But I’m going to tell you right now, I’m not going to lie to you. I’m going to tell you, we’re in a mess. We’re in a mess because we put weak leaders in Washington. Weak leaders in Washington that not representing us.”


Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/herschel-walker-delivers-unhinged-transphobic-191000350.html

MTG has her House twitter account reinstated.

She has always had her private account on twitter. They never took that account away.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸
I'm the only Member of Congress the unelected big tech oligarchs permanently banned.

On January 2, 2022, they violated my freedom of speech and ability to campaign & fundraise crying "covid misinformation."

My account is back.

Go follow @mtgreenee
for MTG unfiltered


Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸
I'm the only Member of Congress the unelected big tech oligarchs permanently banned.

On January 2, 2022, they violated my freedom of speech and ability to campaign & fundraise crying "covid misinformation."

My account is back.

Go follow @mtgreenee
for MTG unfiltered


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